Billy Goldenberg Death – Dead :  Billy Goldenberg  Obituary : Cause of Death Unknown

By John Okoro | August 5, 2020

Billy Goldenberg Death – Dead :  Billy Goldenberg  Obituary : Cause of Death Unknown

Billy Goldenberg has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 5, 2020.

We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media., 

Yesterday my dear friend Billy Goldenberg passed away from an apparent heart attack. Details are still coming in.
For those of you who may not know, Billy was a Broadway, Film and TV composer. He wrote the music for Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (aka Ballroom) from which most people know the song Fifty Percent.
I first met Billy in 2001 when we started working together on Bea Arthur’s tour, which would end up on Broadway the beginning of 2002. Billy was not just the musical director/pianist for the show- but an amazing foil to Bea’s wit and sharp stares.
They were an inseparable couple. Their chemistry offstage carried onstage and they just adored each other. Their love, caring and protection of each other were things to be envied. Billy and I would plan Bea’s memorial years later at the Majestic Theater.
I was not aware of the breadth of his work until after we got to know each other for a few months. Of the countless films and TV shows that he had written, and of course Ballroom; oddly I was most impressed that he had written the themes for Rhoda and Banacek. I guess I had a thing for George Peppard. Who knew?
Billy had the most amazing spirit and was one of the warmest, most generous men I have ever known. And fiercely loyal. A trait that he and Bea had in common.
Billy and I got to tour the US together as well as extended tours of Australia, South Africa and London. He was always up for a good adventure and I could not imagine a better traveling companion.
In 2004 Billy and Bea agreed to be my Best Man and Maid of Honor at my wedding in Amsterdam. Billy and Mark Waldrop wrote an amazing song for Olaf and I, which Bea and Billy performed at the wedding. Choosing Billy as my best man was one of the wisest choices I have made in my life.
He took his job seriously and continued to always make sure I was doing OK. In 2010 he dragged his butt back across the pond to speak at my husband’s funeral. His words were as beautiful as the music he wrote. He truly was one of the best men I’ve known. A real mensch.
After Bea’s death, Billy continued to reinvent himself and start new chapters in his life. He took writing classes, scored several plays and of course there were the endless revivals of Ballroom that would pop up every few years. Some successful and some not. But he was always open to the challenge of rewriting it.
I spoke to him this past Saturday to confirm our dinner plans for Thursday night.
If you didn’t ever get the chance to know who Billy was, look him up- he had quite the career. And if you were lucky enough to have crossed paths with him, you know what a kind, generous and loving man he was.
I’ll miss my best man.

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.


The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

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About John Okoro



John Okoro, is a Seasoned Journalist, scriptwriter, Movie producer/Director and Showbiz consultant. He is the founder and CEO of the multi Media conglomerate, Celebrities Deaths News, specializing in celebrities deaths news and obituaries He is a 2018 He has a degree in Political Science and Mass Communication.

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